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England's Part Time Captains 1872-1914
Capt
No.

Player
 Club

Date Result - Opponent - Venue reason
Disputed 18 January 1879 2-1 vs. Wales, Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington match 60 mins long

Newspaper reports conflict on who was the actual captain against Wales on 18 January 1879, in spite of the match lasting only for one hour.  Three reports, The Field, The Sportsman and Football Annual give the captaincy to Arthur Cursham, whilst The London Times, Athletic News and Bell's Life, gives it to Henry Wace.  The fact that Charles Alcock's own Football Annual lists Cursham makes us want to favour the Notts County forward, but one can never be sure and we will not commit ourselves with any degree of certainty.

England's Part Time Captains 1919-1939
Capt
No.

Player
 Club

Date Result - Opponent - Venue reason
51 Jack Hill
 Burnley
22 October 1927 0-2 vs. Ireland, Windsor Park, Belfast Injured (ht) not replaced

 

England's Part Time Captains 1946-2021
Capt
No.

Player
 Club

Date Result - Opponent - Venue reason
77 Emlyn Hughes
 Liverpool
16 May 1978 1-0 vs. Northern Ireland, Empire Stadium, Wembley ▼73
85 Dave Watson
 Southampton
23 May 1981 0-1 vs. Scotland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼ht
80 Kevin Keegan
 Southampton
29 May 1982 1-0 vs. Scotland, Hampden Park, Glasgow ▼56
90 Bryan Robson
 Manchester United
1 June 1983 2-0 vs. Scotland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼25
87 Peter Shilton
 
Southampton
19 June 1983 1-1 vs. Australia, Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne ▼ht

90
Bryan Robson
 Manchester United
17 October 1984 5-0 vs. Finland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼75
26 March 1985 2-1 vs. Republic of Ireland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼82
12 June 1985 3-0 vs. West Germany, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México ▼73
16 June 1985 5-0 vs. USA, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles ▼63
16 October 1985 5-0 vs. Turkey, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼66
89 Ray Wilkins
 Manchester United
23 April 1986 2-1 vs. Scotland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼ht
90 Bryan Robson
 Manchester United
17 May 1986 3-0 vs. Mexico, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles ▼71
89 Ray Wilkins
 Manchester United
24 May 1986 1-0 vs. Canada, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby ▼73

90
Bryan Robson
 Manchester United
3 June 1986 0-1 vs. Portugal, Estadio Tecnologico, Monterrey ▼80
6 June 1986 0-0 vs. Morocco, Estadio Tecnologico, Monterrey ▼41
11 November 1987 4-1 vs. Yugoslavia, Stadion JNA, Beograde ▼76
28 May 1988 1-0 vs. Switzerland, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne ▼79
15 November 1989 0-0 vs. Italy, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼ht
13 December 1989 2-1 vs. Yugoslavia, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼75
25 April 1990 4-2 vs. Czechoslovakia, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼76
16 June 1990 0-0 vs. Netherlands, Stadio Renato Sant'Elia, Casteddu ▼64

91
Terry Butcher
 
Rangers
1 July 1990 3-2 vs. Cameronᴭᵀ, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli ▼73
4 July 1990 1-1 vs. West Germanyᴭᵀ, Stadio Delle Alpi, Torino ▼70
93 Gary Lineker
 Tottenham Hotspur
17 October 1990 2-0 vs. Poland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼57
90 Bryan Robson
 Manchester United
6 February 1991 2-0 vs. Cameroon, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼70

93
Gary Lineker
 Tottenham Hotspur
1 June 1991 1-0 vs. Australia, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney ▼81
12 May 1992 1-0 vs. Hungary, Népstadion, Budapest ▼68
17 June 1992 1-2 vs. Sweden, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna ▼64
97 Paul Ince
 Manchester United
13 June 1993 1-1 vs. Brazil, Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington ▼67
96 David Platt
 Sampdoria
15 February 1995 vs. Republic of Ireland, Lansdowne Road, Dublin abandoned - 27
98 Tony Adams
 Arsenal
23 May 1996 3-0 vs. China, Workers' Stadium, Beijing ▼77
99 Alan Shearer
 Newcastle United
23 May 1998 0-0 vs. Saudi Arabia, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼74
101 Sol Campbell
 Tottenham Hotspur
29 May 1998 0-0 vs. Belgium, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca ▼76

99
Alan Shearer
 Newcastle United
10 October 1999 2-1 vs. Belgium, Stadium of Light, Sunderland ▼86
23 February 2000 0-0 vs. Argentina, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼77
27 May 2000 1-1 vs. Brazil, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼84
3 June 2000 2-1 vs. Malta, Stadium Nazzjonali, Ħ'Attard ▼51
98 Tony Adams
 Arsenal
2 September 2000 1-1 vs. France, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ▼ht

103
David Beckham
 Manchester United
28 February 2001 3-0 vs. Spain, Villa Park, Birmingham ▼ht
25 May 2001 4-0 vs. Mexico, Pride Park, Derby ▼ht
15 August 2001 0-2 vs. Netherlands, White Hart Lane, Tottenham ▼ht
27 March 2002 1-2 vs. Italy, Elland Road, Leeds ▼ht

104
Michael Owen
 
Liverpool
17 April 2002 4-0 vs. Paraguay, Anfield Road, Liverpool ▼ht
21 May 2002 1-1 vs. Korea Republic, Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo-si ▼ht
26 May 2002 2-2 vs. Cameroon, Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City ▼ht
103 David Beckham
 Manchester United
2 June 2002 1-1 vs. Sweden, Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama-shi ▼63
104 Michael Owen
 
Liverpool
7 September 2002 1-1 vs. Portugal, Villa Park, Birmingham ▼62

103
David Beckham
 Manchester United
12 February 2003 1-3 vs. Australia, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park ▼ht
29 March 2003 2-0 vs. Liechtenstein, Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz ▼70
22 May 2003 2-1 vs. South Africa, ABSA Stadium, Durban ▼51
104 Michael Owen
 
Liverpool
3 June 2003 2-1 vs. Serbia & Montenegro, Walkers Stadium, Leicester ▼ht

103
David Beckham
 
Real Madrid
20 August 2003 3-1 vs. Croatia, Portman Road, Ipswich ▼60
10 September 2003 2-0 vs. Liechtenstein, Old Trafford, Manchester ▼58
16 November 2003 2-3 vs. Denmark, Old Trafford, Manchester ▼66
18 February 2004 1-1 vs. Portugal, Estádio Algarve, Almancil ▼86
105 Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
31 March 2004 0-1 vs. Sweden, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg ▼62

103
David Beckham
 
Real Madrid
1 June 2004 1-1 vs. Japan, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester ▼81
5 June 2004 6-1 vs. Iceland, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester ▼ht
8 September 2004 2-1 vs. Poland, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów ▼89
9 October 2004 2-0 vs. Wales, Old Trafford, Manchester ▼85
17 November 2004 0-1 vs. Spain, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid ▼60
9 February 2005 0-0 vs. Netherlands, Villa Park, Birmingham ▼82
26 March 2005 4-0 vs. Northern Ireland, Old Trafford, Manchester ▼72
30 March 2005 2-0 vs. Azerbaijan, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne ▼84
101 Sol Campbell
 Arsenal
28 May 2005 2-1 vs. USA, Soldier Field, Chicago ▼ht

103
David Beckham
 
Real Madrid
31 May 2005 3-2 vs. Colombia, Giants Stadium, New Jersey ▼73
8 October 2005 1-0 vs. Austria, Old Trafford, Manchester 58
104 Michael Owen
 Newcastle United
12 October 2005 2-1 vs. Poland, Old Trafford, Manchester ▼84

103
David Beckham
 
Real Madrid
1 March 2006 2-1 vs. Uruguay, Anfield Road, Liverpool ▼64
3 June 2006 6-0 vs. Jamaica, Old Trafford, Manchester ▼68
25 June 2006 1-0 vs. Ecuador, Gottlieb Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart ▼87
1 July 2006 0-0 vs. Portugalᴭᵀ, Veltins Arena, Gelsinkirchen ▼51
105 Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
7 February 2007 0-1 vs. Spain, Old Trafford, Manchester ▼ht
106 John Terry
 Chelsea
1 June 2007 1-1 vs. Brazil, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼73
105 Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
16 November 2007 1-0 vs. Austria, Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien ▼ht
103 David Beckham
 LA Galaxy
1 June 2008 3-0 vs. Trinidad & Tobago, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain ▼ht
106 John Terry
 Chelsea
10 September 2008 4-1 vs. Croatia, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb ▼89
105 Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
3 March 2010 3-1 vs. Egypt, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼73
107 Rio Ferdinand
 Manchester United
24 May 2010 3-1 vs. Mexico, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼ht
105 Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
11 August 2010 2-1 vs. Hungary, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼82
107 Rio Ferdinand
 Manchester United
17 November 2010 1-2 vs. France, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼ht

109
Frank Lampard
 Chelsea
9 February 2011 2-1 vs. Denmark, Parken Stadion, København ▼ht
12 November 2011 1-0 vs. Spain, The National Stadium, Wembley 57

105
Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
26 May 2012 1-0 vs. Norway, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo ▼ht
2 June 2012 1-0 vs. Belgium, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼83
109 Frank Lampard
 Chelsea
15 August 2012 2-1 vs. Italy, Stade de Suisse, Bern ▼69

105
Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
7 September 2012 5-0 vs. Moldova, Zimbru Stadium, Chişinău ▼ht
11 September 2012 1-1 vs. Ukraine, The National Stadium, Wembley 88
108 Wayne Rooney
 Manchester United
12 October 2012 5-0 vs. San Marino, The National Stadium, Wembley 73
105 Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
14 November 2012 2-4 vs. Sweden, Nationalarenan Friends Arena, Stockholm 75
109 Frank Lampard
 Chelsea
22 March 2013 8-0 vs. San Marino, Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle ▼67
112 Ashley Cole
 Chelsea
29 May 2013 1-1 vs. Republic of Ireland, The National Stadium, Wembley 54

105
Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
14 August 2013 3-2 vs. Scotland, The National Stadium, Wembley 62
11 October 2013 4-1 vs. Montenegro, The National Stadium, Wembley 87
109 Frank Lampard
 Chelsea
15 November 2013 0-2 vs. Chile, The National Stadium, Wembley 71

105
Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
19 November 2013 0-1 vs. Germany, The National Stadium, Wembley 56
30 May 2014 3-0 vs. Peru, The National Stadium, Wembley 64
7 June 2014 0-0 vs. Honduras, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens ht
109 Frank Lampard
 Chelsea
24 June 2014 0-0 vs. Costa Rica, Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, Belo Horizonte ®73

108
Wayne Rooney
 Manchester United
3 September 2014 1-0 vs. Norway, The National Stadium, Wembley 70
8 September 2014 2-0 vs. Switzerland, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel 90
27 March 2015 4-0 vs. Lithuania, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼72
7 June 2015 0-0 vs. Republic of Ireland, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin ▼75
5 September 2015 6-0 vs. San Marino, San Marino Stadium, Serravalle ▼58
115 Joe Hart
 Manchester City
13 November 2015 0-2 vs. Spain, Estádio José Rico Pérez, Alicante ®73
116 James Milner
 Liverpool
29 March 2016 1-2 vs. Netherlands, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼82
117 Chris Smalling
Manchester United
27 May 2016 2-1 vs. Australia, Stadium of Light, Sunderland ▼73

108
Wayne Rooney
 Manchester United
2 June 2016 1-0 vs. Portugal, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼78
11 June 2016 1-1 vs. Russia, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille ▼78
113 Gary Cahill
 Chelsea
20 June 2016 0-0 vs. Slovakia, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint Etienne ®56
108 Wayne Rooney
 Manchester United
27 June 2016 1-2 vs. Iceland, Allianz Riviera, Nice ▼86
118 Jordan Henderson
 Liverpool
11 October 2016 0-0 vs. Slovenia, Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana ®73
119 Harry Kane
 Tottenham Hotspur
2 June 2018 2-1 vs. Nigeria, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼73
118 Jordan Henderson
 Liverpool
7 June 2018 2-0 vs. Costa Rica, Elland Road, Leeds ▼64
119 Harry Kane
 Tottenham Hotspur
24 June 2018 6-1 vs. Panama, Stadion Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod ▼64
121 Fabian Delph
 Manchester City
15 November 2018 3-0 vs. USA, The National Stadium, Wembley ®58
119 Harry Kane
 Tottenham Hotspur
25 March 2019 5-1 vs. Montenegro, Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica ▼83
122 Raheem Sterling
 Manchester City
6 June 2019 1-3 vs. Netherlands, Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques, Guimarães ®ht

119
Harry Kane
 Tottenham Hotspur
9 June 2019 0-0 vs. Switzerland, Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques, Guimarães ▼83
7 September 2019 4-0 vs. Bulgaria, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼77
14 November 2019 7-0 vs. Montenegro, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼57
5 September 2020 1-0 vs. Iceland, Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík ▼78
123 Kieran Trippier
 Atlético Madrid
8 October 2020 3-0 vs. Wales, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼58
118 Jordan Henderson
 Liverpool
11 October 2020 2-1 vs. Belgium, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼66
119 Harry Kane
 Tottenham Hotspur
18 November 2020 4-0 vs. Iceland, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼76
122 Raheem Sterling
 Manchester City
25 March 2021 5-0 vs. San Marino, The National Stadium, Wembley ®ht

119
Harry Kane
 Tottenham Hotspur
31 March 2021 2-1 vs. Poland, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼89
2 June 2021 1-0 vs. Austria, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough ▼61
125 Marcus Rashford
 Manchester United
6 June 2021 1-0 vs. Romania, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough ▼75

119
Harry Kane
 Tottenham Hotspur
13 June 2021 1-0 vs. Croatia, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼82
18 June 2021 0-0 vs. Scotland, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼74
3 July 2021 4-0 vs. Ukraine, Stadio Olimpico, Roma ▼73
118 Jordan Henderson
 Liverpool
5 September 2021 4-0 vs. Andorra, The National Stadium, Wembley ®62

119
Harry Kane
 Tottenham Hotspur
12 October 2021 1-1 vs. Hungary, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼76
12 November 2021 5-0 vs. Albania, The National Stadium, Wembley ▼63
15 November 2021 10-0 vs. San Marino, San Marino Stadium, Serravalle ▼62

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